Chauncey Billups declared himself ahead of schedule from a left Achilles tear and expects to be ready by the start of next season.

"I'm excelling at an unbelievable level," Billups said. "I'm far ahead of schedule. It's going great; I can't complain at all. I don't know percentage-wise, but I'm functional now. I can move around good. I can't go run and jump, but I can be in the gym and shoot. I can't go side to side like I would like. But I'm far ahead of schedule, and it's going good.

"I plan on being ready by training camp. I heard all of these reports that (I'll) be back by January (2013) and all of that. I'm like, nah, that's the regular dude that would have gotten hurt, not me. I'm planning on playing all 82 games."

Billups will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

"I liked Clipperland. I liked the movement," Billups said. "I thought before I got hurt we really had fun and were playing great. I liked it a lot, but of course I would be crazy not to entertain any other offers that I might have. That's the fun of being a free agent."